This week on the blog hop, we’re talking about a personal experience. With the release of my book coming up in just a couple of weeks, I thought I’d tell you about how I felt on the day I found out The Detective’s Brother was accepted for publication.
My car decided to break down at the most inopportune moment; when we were scheduled to go down to San Antonio for an important meeting. My husband tried to close the back door and found to both our horror that he couldn’t get it to close. I knew from a letter I’d received from the Ford dealership that there was a recall on the door part so I called up the nearest dealership and made an appointment to have it taken care of. Or at least I thought it was the nearest dealership.
As it turned out, I had actually called a dealership about an hour and a half away from my house. By the time I realized my mistake it was too late to make another appointment in the amount of time we had the rental car, so we went out there and turned the car over.
We were pretty hungry by that time so we decided to go to Cracker Barrel, and it was while I was sitting and looking at my green beans that I got a notification in my email. I saw that it was from Booktrope, who I had submitted my manuscript to about two and a half months earlier. I held my breath as I opened it, afraid it was going to be yet another rejection letter. Instead, I saw that it said that they wanted to publish The Detective’s Brother and called it an outstanding story.
I was incredibly happy in spite of being sick to my stomach and stressed about my car. I grabbed my husband’s hands and started babbling about how happy I was, and we bought cobbler to celebrate.
It’s been an incredible journey to publication for The Detective’s Brother and I’m excited to see where it takes me next!
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